Explore by Date
TIFA’s most provocative discussion series returns with several engaging panels examining the culture and politics that shape the world around us.
Bite the Book
A new food-focused, multi-sensory series of events combining delicious tastings with conversations, readings, workings and food-writing experiences! Bring your appetite.
New this year, the POP Fiction series spotlights many of the world’s most beloved genres, including romance, crime, horror, graphic storytelling and more.
Explore comedies, ghost tales and everything in between for toddlers to teens, through interactive story times, theatre, crafts, free activities and more for the whole family.
Learn how to craft compelling stories and bring captivating characters to life through hands-on lessons from acclaimed authors and industry experts.
The Performance Series
TIFA’s performance series, offered all Festival long, celebrates the joy and power of live storytelling from theatre to live music, poetry slams and more.
Each session features a contemporary writer discussing influential books and authors, to offer their insight and share their joy as a reader.
The World in Other Words
Meet storytellers from unique communities around the world and across the local neighbourhoods of Toronto in the World in Other Words.
Taking Flight – Dreams of Democracy
A strand of Arabic events with writers from around Canada, the US and Iceland, curated in partnership with Kamel Riahi, whose book Tunisian Frankenstein was banned by the Tunisian government.
Humber Liberal Arts Conference
The ninth annual Humber Liberal Arts Conference seeks to explore displacement and the concept of diaspora through an interdisciplinary lens.
Diaspora Dialogues TOK Symposium
Global Toronto 2023
Thursday, September 21 at 7:00pm
Soundtracks & Stanzas
Britta Badour, Adria Kain, Scribe, and Martin Gomes
Thursday, September 21 at 8:00pm
Student Literary Cabaret
Friday, September 22 at 7:30pm
A Musical Journey to the Middle East
Saturday, September 23 at 8:30pm
Pop Up Poetry Slam
Hayah Imam and Dilki Jagoda, Desiree Mckenzie , Shelly Grace, and Martin Gomes
Sunday, September 24 at 4:00pm
Life’s Mess & Majesty
Tuesday, September 26 at 8:00pm
The Woman Who Was Everything by Craig Stephenson
Michelle Giroux, John Cleland, Tom McCamus, Richard Rose, and Craig Stephenson
Wednesday, September 27 at 8:00pm
Toronto Poetry Slam
Patrick de Belen and Ian Keteku
Friday, September 29 at 7:30pm
Patient & Impatient Griselda
Margaret Atwood, Bryan Doerries, Jesse Eisenberg, Maev Beaty, and Araya Mengesha
Saturday, September 30 at 5:00pm
Tam Fam Lit Jam
Akil Kumarasamy, Nedra Rodrigo, and Priya Guns
Saturday, September 30 at 8:30pm
How to Fail As A Popstar
Sunday, October 1 at 6:30pm